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San José Mayor, Vice Mayor, and Councilmembers Call for Immediate Emergency Housing to Combat COVID-19
Housing needed for COVID-19 positive and exposed residents living in overcrowded housing, encampments, shelters
Media Contact: Rachel Davis, Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo, 408.712.9149, email@example.com
SAN JOSE, CA. - Today, San José Mayor Sam Liccardo, Vice Mayor Chappie Jones, and Councilmembers Raul Peralez and Dev Davis called for the city to allocate more than $17 million to fund immediate emergency housing for COVID-19 positive and exposed residents who cannot currently self-quarantine, either because they live in overcrowded housing, at shelters, or in homeless encampments. Mayor Liccardo also called for the City Manager and City Attorney to ensure that the city is able to act expeditiously for emergency housing.
“We have a unique opportunity to be aggressive in building emergency housing if we are able to move nimbly and decisively,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo. “The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic makes the living situations of our homeless residents, in encampments and crowded shelters, far more perilous. Rapid construction of emergency housing—with the opportunity of FEMA reimbursement—is utterly imperative during this crisis.”